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The new TP52 Siemens is ready for the 2007 Breitling Mecup

Posted on 30 May 2007 by Valencia Sailing

The new TP52 Siemens is in Valencia’s yacht club, ready to start the 2007 Breitling Medcup. She was designed by Rolf Vrolijk and built at the King Marine boatyard in Valencia. Although technically the boat was launched last week and already sailed for a couple of times, since today it is officially branded as Siemens. The German multinational sponsors the boat, hoping to repeat last year’s third place in the Breitling Medcup.

Unlike 2006, the crew this year will be mostly composed of Argentinians with Guillermo Parada as skipper and helmsman. Two other America’s Cup sailors will race with Siemens, Juan Pablo Cadario from Desafío Español and Alejandro Colla from +39 Challenge. Without any doubt, the star of the team will be the American Dee Smith who will call tactics throughout the 2007 season.

The boat will be re-launched on Monday and the team will continue their training in Valencia for a week, before moving to Alicante for the first event of the 2007 Breitling Medcup.

The new TP52 Siemens is ready for the 2007 Breitling Medcup. Valencia, 30 May 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

The new TP52 Siemens is ready for the 2007 Breitling Medcup. Valencia, 30 May 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

The new TP52 Siemens is ready for the 2007 Breitling Medcup. Valencia, 30 May 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

The new TP52 Siemens is ready for the 2007 Breitling Medcup. Valencia, 30 May 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

The new TP52 Siemens is ready for the 2007 Breitling Medcup. Valencia, 30 May 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

The new TP52 Siemens is ready for the 2007 Breitling Medcup. Valencia, 30 May 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

The new TP52 Siemens is ready for the 2007 Breitling Medcup. Valencia, 30 May 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

The new TP52 Siemens is ready for the 2007 Breitling Medcup. Valencia, 30 May 2007. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Wow…take a look at the hulls and keels on those yachts in the background…*memories*

    :^)

    Hypotenuse

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Are they the kiwi 12s in tha background?







 

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